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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PD Canned Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 25 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Potato and Dried Potato (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Duck By-Product Meal and Natural Flavors. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Royal Canin Veterinary Diet recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PD Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Potato, Dried potato
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Calcium carbonate, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Calcium sulfate, Cysteine, Choline chloride, Glycine, Vitamins [niacin supplement, Dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin e), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), D-calcium pantothenate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Vitamin b12 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement], Trace minerals [zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc proteinate, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Sodium selenite, Calcium iodate]
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Duck by-product meal, Natural flavors
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Water Sufficient for Processing, Potato, Duck, Duck Liver, Dried Potato, Duck By-Product Meal, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Natural Flavors, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Calcium Sulfate, Carrageenan, Cysteine, Choline Chloride, Glycine, Vitamins [Niacin Supplement, Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Trace Minerals [Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.).